OTL: Episode #49

(podcasting “from” the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse) (broadcasting on the 100-watt lighthouse WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann follow up on Michigan’s love of Gordon Lightfoot, they talk with an up-and-coming politician, they get the scoop on an amazing trek across Lake Michigan, and then they learn about organ donation in Illinois. Dave “DJ Goldy G” Goldman – OTL Composer; on Michigan’s love of Gordon Lightfoot Daniel Biss – University of Chicago math professor; on his candidacy for State Representative, Illinois 17th District Joe Bidawid – waterman; on crossing Lake Michigan for charity Kim McCollough – manager of public relations and donor family services, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network; on organ donation in Illinois and beyond (segue music this week from Eleven Dollar Life)

OTL: Episode #48

(podcasting “from” directly behind Wrigleyville Dogs) (broadcasting on the 100-watt hot dog with everything WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann look into local tourism and The Slinger, they learn about the homeless in the city, they find something to do tomorrow, and then they discuss Chicago music and local economics. OTL news roundup; Chicago re-does its tourism math, and doesn’t include The Slinger Julie Dworkin – policy director, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless; on some recent controversial press on the homeless in downtown Erik and Ruth – hosts, Think Pink on WLUW; on Queer Fest Midwest Bruce Iglauer – board member, Chicago Music Commission; on music and local economics, and how to make the connection stronger (segue music this week from Stiletto Attack)

OTL: Episode #47

(podcasting “from” outside of Map Room) (broadcasting on the 100-watt GPS locator WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Andy Hermann shows Mike Stephen his new placard, they discuss the Commercial Handbill Distribution Law, they learn about free wi-fi around the city, and then they get the scoop on the Chicago Underground Film Festival. Andy’s placard; taking credit where credit is due Jeanne Felknor – founder, East Village Block and Garden Club; on the Commercial Handbill Distribution Law Erin Brereton – “Cheap Thrills” columnist, CenterstageChicago.com; on free wi-fi internet around the city Brian Wendorf – co-founder, Chicago Undergound Film Festival; on independent and underground film in Chicago (segue music this week from Canasta)

OTL: Episode #46

(podcasting “from” the roof of a top-secret building next to the WLUW transmitter in Rogers Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt ball and chain WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann lament the loss of a local food blog, they ponder sending balls to Congress, they learn about the Chicago Indie Radio Project, and then they discuss a sport that’s sweeping the city. Michael Morowitz – proprietor, EatChicago.net; on closing the kitchen in Chicago’s favorite food blog Gemma Cooper-Novack and Annie Brodsky – masterminds, Balls to Congress; on getting in touch with our representatives in government Shawn Campbell – founder, Chicago Indie Radio Project; on getting a LPFM station up and running in Chicago Andrew Vilaythong and Joe Reyes – captains, Aberdeen Street Mafia Dodgeball Ninjas; on the latest sport to sweep the city (segue music this week from JJ Grey & Mofro)